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Design 2147 Is Proud to Be Part of the Bruce Springsteen Archives Team

Design 2147 Is Proud to Be Part of the Bruce Springsteen Archives Team

Rendering courtesy of COOKFOX

A new, 30,000-square-foot facility on the campus of Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ will house the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music (BSACAM). BSACAM will include exhibits on Springsteen, rare film footage, a 230-seat theater, and many of Springsteen’s personal effects.

Currently located in an on-campus house, The Springsteen Archives are the official repository for Bruce Springsteen’s songs and other written works, plus photographs, periodicals, oral histories, recordings, films, and artifacts related to Springsteen and the E Street Band. The Archives are committed to preserving and promoting not only the legacy of Springsteen himself, but also other American musicians like Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and Frank Sinatra.

The two-story BSACAM building will be designed to museum standards and will feature a boardwalk platform walkway to its entrance. It will also be Monmouth University’s first LEED-certified project.

The $45 million project is expected to open by spring 2026.

Design 2147 is providing code consulting services. The project team includes New York-based architecture firm COOKFOX, landscape architecture firm LaGuardia Design Group, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Dagher Engineering, One Lux Studio, Longman Lindsey, Harvey Marshall Berling Associates, and Long Green Specs.

“Plans announced for new building at Monmouth University that will house Bruce Springsteen archives,” WABC-TV

“Bruce Springsteen Archives at Monmouth University to expand; includes 230-seat theater,” Asbury Park Press